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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Ackland is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in or near a prominent grove of oak trees. The name Ackland literally means oak-land. The branch of the family that originated in Devon is said to have been named for a particular grove near their seat at Acland Barton in Landkey.

Ackland Early Origins



The surname Ackland was first found in Devon, where "Acland, which gave name to this ancient family, is now a farm in the parish of Landkey." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"Acland, or rather Aukeland, as taking name from a grove of oaks, for by such an one the house is seated, and hath given name and long habitation to the clarous family of Aclands, which have many ages here flourished in a worshipful degree." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Hugh de Accalen is the first recorded ancestor in 1155. The aforementioned farm still exists and is about 3/4 mile north-east of the village of Landkey.

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Ackland Spelling Variations


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Ackland Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Ackland has been spelled many different ways, including Acland, Aukland, Aclands, Ackland, Acklands and many more.

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Ackland Early History


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Ackland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ackland research. Another 283 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1155, 1644, 1626, 1591, 1647, 1649, 1636, 1655, 1672, 1714, 1697, 1728, 1722 and 1785 are included under the topic Early Ackland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ackland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ackland Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Anthony Acland (died 1626), an English Jesuit; Sir John Acland, (c.1591-1647),1st Baronet; Sir Francis Acland, 2nd Baronet (d. 1649); Sir John Acland, 3rd...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ackland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Acklands to arrive in North America:

Ackland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George and Mary Ackland who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • George Ackland, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Mary Ackland, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • George Ackland, who landed in Virginia in 1624
  • Georg Ackland, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ackland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Ackland landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • Thomas R. Ackland settled in Philadelphia in 1854

Ackland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Ackland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Surrey" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/ Surrey 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm
  • James Ackland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Surrey" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/SURREY 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm
  • Susanna Ackland arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Surrey" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/SURREY 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm
  • Robert Ackland, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • Sarah Ackland, aged 26, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ackland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Ackland, aged 44, a brickmaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
  • Eliza Ackland, aged 41, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
  • Maria Ackland, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
  • William Ackland, aged 18, a brickmaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
  • John Ackland, aged 12, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edward P Bouverie" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ackland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ackland (post 1700)



  • Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland CBE (b. 1928), English actor who has appeared in more than 130 films
  • Rodney Ackland (1908-1991), English playwright and screenwriter
  • Valentine Ackland (1906-1969), British poet
  • Ronald Charles "Ron" Ackland (1934-2013), New Zealand rugby league footballer and coach who represented his country in the 1957 and 1960 World Cups and coached his country in the 1977 World Cup
  • Oliver Ackland (b. 1979), Australian actor
  • Richard John Ackland (b. 1958), New Zealand rugby coach
  • John Ackland (1890-1958), Western Australian politician
  • Janet Ackland, Welsh bronze medalist bowler at the 1994 Commonwealth Games, member of the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame
  • Commander Heber Ackland, Royal Navy commander and Equerry to Queen Elizabeth II
  • Cain Ackland (b. 1982), Australian rules football player
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Inebranlable
Motto Translation: Unshaken.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/SURREY 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm

Other References

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  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  11. ...

The Ackland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ackland Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 26 October 2015 at 00:18.

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